What we wouldn’t have given to be a fly on the wall when Courtney Love went to stay with Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow! Lucky for us, we have the next best thing.
Courtney has been kind enough to write an entry on her blog telling us all about her recent visit to their London home — and give us a peek inside the lives of two of the most secretive celeb couples out there!
Apparently, Gwynnie wears an apron when she cooks (of course she does!), theirs is definitely not a non-smoking household, the Shakespeare In Love star has a very high IQ and is "as light as a feather".
Kurt Cobain’s widow got to know the couple when they ended up hanging out together in New York.
Since then, Courtney says, Gwyneth has been a "dear friend" and has been inviting her to come and and stay in London for years. Gwynnie, who she calls ‘GP’ in the Myspace blog, even calls her every month to see if she’s alright, apparently.
But when the Hole singer finally got around to taking her up on the offer, she writes that she had something of a panic attack on the way to their house in the Chelsea area of London.
"My anxiety is kicking in and I am terrified I am not good enough for GP, for their beautiful lovely home, and lovely lifestyle and lovely family," she frets.
"OMG I am freaking out. What if my hair is messy? What if my extensions fall out?," and so she continues, panicking about everything from her perfume clashing with Gwyneth’s to whether she knows enough Latin and Greek history for Chris!
But after getting a big hug from the couple and few hours hanging out with kids Apple and Moses ("they seem to like me") they were having a great old time.
So what’s it like inside their home?
Well, Courtney says that when she find Gwyneth in the kitchen, she is wearing an apron from the chic Anthropologie store.
And smoker Courtney was overjoyed when she sees "a big old ashtray, two lighters and two packs of Silk Cuts" on a table. "I can have a smoke without getting arrested or kicked out," she enthuses.
Courtney also says that she discovered Gwyneth’s IQ, and while she won’t say the figure, she admits it "is out of this world and much higher then mine."
Not only that, but she has "an ethereal glow" and it "as light as a feather" (Courtney bear-hugged her so enthusiastically that she lifted her off the ground).
"I love this girl, I love her husband, I love her kids," she gushes. But she seems most taken with the Coldplay singer, and gives him the highest compliment that a world-class egotist like Courtney knows!
"I haven’t been impressed in a long time, by someone, other than myself."